the whole system is broken and there are no answers. but that's not our washington. here if things don't work, we reinvent them. we fix things, be it computer software, a better strain of wheat, a new airplane or a better, faster, cheaper government. we're built on innovation and we always move fast. that's why we're the home to boeing and microsoft, amazon, starbuck's, nordstrom's, the gates foundation, clean energy companies, global health and the most invent actiive and dynamic people in the world. that's why eastern washington, because of its agriculture, is called the refrigerator of the world. today it's our time. it's our time to practice the courage and compassion that has been handed down to us by our parents and grandparents. it's our time to rebuild our bridges and highways. it's our time to create jobs now and for the future. it's our time to keep our streets safe, and it's our time to give our young people the education and knowledge they will need to succeed in a world econo economy. we must succeed. you know, i just read a great new book. it's called "that used to be us.